Originally Posted by armorfirelady
Thanks Bee. I gave them some watermelon before I left & put it under the waterer in the hopes they boink their head on it and when it gets wet they realize there is water in there lol
I will try holding one of them to show them the water when I get home. Those girls are quick runners tho
Sheesh, I've been away for a week and it's gonna take me all day to get caught up on the ONLY thread I bother to read anymore! I just had to comment here...b o i n k is a funny word. This made me giggle. I love this thread!
While I'm on here I'm going to ask a serious question: My oldest hen is about 18 months old. She is an OEGB...tiny little thing and she became a mother for the first time this spring. Anyhow, she has become the biggest bully ever. My new girls started laying last month and I see Goldie go into the nests while they are laying and start pecking at them. Poor things they are at their most vulnerable and she is in there pecking at their eyes. I've tried seperating her for a couple of days and reintroducing her and I still notice she's doing it. Any suggestions??? I'd really hate to cull her, but if that is my only option, I will.
Thanks everyone that participates here I really do get so much out of this thread. I've learned a lot and I think my chickens are healthier and HAppiER for it!
Kimberly (aka) Happy Hen Mama
I'm wondering if the "flaps" or "curtains" that were discussed on this thread might do the trick?? What do you think Walt, Bee, Bruce? Or anyone else that might have a good suggestion. She is a great mother and a great layer when she is not broody, so I'd like to keep her around.
Edited by HappyHenMama - 8/20/12 at 7:52am